Consumer Information

Canada Post/California Fires

In response to the pollution caused by the fired in the western United States Canada Post will not be delivering mail today in the Metro Vancouver area, South Vancouver Island (Duncan, Sidney and Victoria), North Vancouver Island (Campbell River and Powell River), West Vancouver Island (Courtenay, Nanaimo and Port Alberni), Okanagan Valley and Similkameen regions (Kelowna and Penticton), Kootenay regions (Cranbrook, Castlegar, Nelson and Trail) and Thompson, Nicola and Fraser regions (Vernon and Kamloops).

They will be resuming delivery “once it is deemed safe to do so”.

Fall Conventions Cancelled

Record conventions in Ontario that were scheduled for the Fall are being cancelled due to COVID-19. These include:

  • The Guelph Record and Music Collectible show (09/20)
  • Newmarket Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show (10/20)
  • The St. Catherines Record Show (11/08)
  • Toronto West Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show (12/8)

Unfortunately, these events are dependant on crowds and safety could therefore not be guaranteed at these events.

I suspect events outside of Ontario will also be concerned over these concerns. Please contact the convention operators for details.

New Music Streaming Service

Amazon Music HD is now up and running and offering millions of tracks at 2 to 10 times the bitrate of other services.

New users from Canada that live outside of Quebec will be able to take advantage of a limited time offer to listen for free for 90 days.

App & iTunes Card Offer

PC Optimum members that purchase a $50 App & iTunes gift card at Shopper Drug mart stores on or before August 28th, 2020 will get 7500 points, which is basically a $7.50 value.

Additional information on this offer can be found by clicking here.

Newegg Canada

Record Store Day Update

Several Record Store Day events will occur at participating retailers, starting at the end of this month.

On August 29th, 2020, this first of three series of limited-edition recordings will be made available, followed by a second series on September 26th and third series on October 24th.

These releases were spread out to limit the crowds at these participating retailers, in response to COVID-19. And masks and social distancing will be required to enter these establishments.

For your information, disposable face masks are available from Amazon.ca, Living.ca and your local Giant Tiger, Rexall Pharmacy, Canadian Tire and Shoppers Drug Mart stores.

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More Ontario Theatres Open

Cineplex Entertainment and Landmark Cinemas have opened several of their theatres in the province of Ontario, with limited showings and extra precautions to keep COVID-19 from being spread.

The newly converted Cine Stars Theatres in Western Ottawa and Burlington have also been opened with the above-mentioned precautions.

By the way, I’ve also noticed that Canadian Tire stores now sell both masks and face shields, although I couldn’t find the latter listed on their site. Disposable face masks are also available from your local Shoppers Drug Mart and Giant Tiger stores, as well as from living.ca online.